Audi Q5 to Add 3.0-Liter V6 Diesel Model for 2014
Audi will be adding a Q5 TDI to its American SUV lineup which will feature a 3.0-L V6 diesel engine. It produces 245 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque.
When the 2013 Audi Q5 debuted earlier this year, Audi laid out its powertrain options which included a 2.0-L turbocharged four-cylinder producing 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, a 3.0-L supercharged V6 producing 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, a hybrid combining the same 2.0-L turbo four tuned to produce an output of 208 hp combined with a 44 hp electric motor as well as a yet-to-be-determined diesel option. The diesel option has just been revealed.
The engine is similar to the one that powers the Europe-only SQ5 TDI, although the output generated is 313 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The Q5 TDI will have more power and torque when compared to the Q7 TDI. Audi predicts that the Q5 TDI can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds. It achieves a fuel economy of 6.4-L per 100 kilometers which has a fuel rating of 37 mpg combined. Audi also revealed that the new Q5 TDI V6 is expected to hit showrooms as early as next summer as a 2014 model.